Free BSL interpreted talks – Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911

Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911 – Free BSL interpreted talks

The Walker Art Gallery is offering free British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted talks at the current exhibition Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911.

On Tuesday 16 August and Wednesday 14 September from 1-2pm curator Charlotte Keenan will discuss how the exhibition was selected and will be accompanied by a BSL interpreter.

On until 25 September 2011 Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911 explores a ground-breaking exhibition held by the Sandon Studio Society in Liverpool a century ago which displayed international Post-Impressionist artworks alongside local avant-garde artists. Featuring work by van Gogh, Matisse, Gauguin and Signac, Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911 looks at the relationship between the pioneering exhibition 100 years ago and Liverpool’s radicalism.

The exhibition also examines the reaction of Liverpool’s artistic and political establishments to the major unrest in the city, which resulted in mass demonstrations and troops on the streets.

Charlotte’s tour will explore the key themes within the exhibition and pick out some of the highlights.  She will also discus the detective work that was required in order to track down some of the original works from the Sandon Studio Society’s 1911 exhibition.

Collect at ticket for these FREE talks from the information desk on the day or to book email: BSLevents@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911 is part of the Liverpool and the World Exhibition Series, part-funded by the European Union. Councillor Phil Davies, ERDF North West Local Monitoring Committee Member said “Tourism is a major economic driver in the Northwest and it is important that we continue to promote the region as a leading tourist attraction, encouraging visitors from far and wide to visit our attractions. Liverpool is rich in culture and heritage, and this new exhibition is a real demonstration of what we have to offer.”

For more info about Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911 and the Walker Art Gallery go to www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/revolution

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